Training sessions are held at BAPS centers to provide a better understanding of Indian culture through the study of its history, music, art, and language. These training sessions are effective because they are organized and taught by experts who understand the subject matter and are able to relate to the education and receptivity of their audience. Many times, the trainers themselves have gone through the same system and are able to identify which modes of instruction are best. These training sessions are held on a local, regional, and, at times, national scale. They provide hands-on training and instruction in the fields of classical music, such as vocal, tabla, and sitar; preparing traditional cuisine; language instruction; and the analytical study of literary works in Gujarati, Hindi, and Sanskrit. They also provide training in traditional forms of folk art such as embroidery, cloth design, stitching, and weaving.